New Catholic Dictionary – Good Thief

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Traditionally known as Dismas, one of the thieves crucified with Christ, who rebuked his companion for demanding that Christ should save them, prayed instead a share in His Kingdom, and received the assurance: “This day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.” A portion of the cross on which he died is preserved in the Chapel of Relics, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome. He is patron of persons condemned to death.

MLA Citation

  • “Good Thief”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 July 2013. Web. 20 April 2014. <>